Date: 6th April 2017 at 7:08pm
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‘If I wanted to see a team playing pretty football, I would buy a season ticket at the Nou Camp. I’m a Blues fan and I want to see my team win or, failing that, putting a shift in, nothing else matters’.

I came across the above comment on social media. I couldn’t really argue with it. We all want to see nice football but if it’s not effective, it’s completely pointless.

Saturday will undoubtedly be the tale of the two managers. One is a hugely popular figure at St.Andrews and the other is Gianfranco Zola. While Rowett’s return offers a distraction to the predicament Blues are in, he may wonder what could have been.

Indeed, we’re all left wondering what could have been. But I’m not going to go over all of the ground that’s already been covered as Rowett has gone. However, that doesn’t mean we have to accept that Zola is the right man for the job.

With two wins in 21, it pains me to read that he’s making plans for next season (asking about the availability of Krystian Bielik) despite overseeing an almighty plunge down the league table.

Some agree that the club were right to sack Rowett, some disagree. Yet no matter where you stand on this tedious debate, you’ll struggle to find many of a sane mind hoping for Zola’s job to continue beyond May.

 
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5 Replies to “The tale of the two managers”

  • I thought Rowett to be a good manager But i rate Zola getting quality players in more….

  • Should Zola win this game then many fans will forget GR very quickly. However,if we are beaten again then expect his resignation. Draw would yield a useful point and keep this hopelessly out of his depth manager afloat.Panos and Co. must surely have a replacement in mind as should all go very,very wrong this weekend then expectTTA to show their teeth.

  • Zola will not resign. Apathy rules at the moment amongst blues fans. Though GR should get a good reception the fans need to get behind the team once hostilities start. However I fully expect the fans to turn against Zola and there is no better protest against a rubbish manager and the idiots that appointed him than the ‘theres only one Gary Rowett’. Clearly a vote of no confidence in the manager and the board.

  • Ijaz.iagree but given the potential vitriolic outcome should Rowett win then Panos and co. Have to act.St Andrews will not be a place for faint hearts for TTA and Zola will require a new form of protection. My view is that we will not lose this game purely based on the law of averages that things can only get better.

  • Big sadness for me is the fact that we fans will be hoping Wolves and Villa do us a favour on Saturday. For Bristol City or Burton to get wins would be a major blow. This is what Zola has reduced us to-supporting our rivals. Pathetic,humbling,sad but stark fact.

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